Thanks Americans from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
June 10, 2014, Horn of Africa - Dear Generous Americans, On behalf of the Troops, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity. Your care packages mean so much to so many. Every act of kindness is magnified for us when we are so far from home. The simplest gesture brings us joy, and inspires us to persevere and reminds us that what we do here is truly appreciated by our fellow citizens. When we are deployed so far from home it is gifts like yours that help to make the days more pleasant and the time pass quickly. While packages are filled with tangible items, they are valued more because they are a reminder that while we are far from home, we are not forgotten. Once again, on behalf of all of us, I assure you of our prayers, best wishes, and heartfelt gratitude. ~ Chaplain John ____
Did You Know? Camp Lemonnier is the primary base of operations for U.S. Africa Command in the Horn of Africa. Installation InformationCamp Lemonnier provides, operates and sustains superior service in support of combat readiness and security of ships, aircraft, detachments and personnel for regional and combatant command requirements; and enables operations in the Horn of Africa while fostering positive U.S.-African Nation relations. Camp Lemonnier is a U.S. Navy led installation operated by Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia via U.S. Naval Forces Africa and Commander, Navy Installations Command.The Camp supports approximately 4,000 U.S., joint and allied forces military and civilian personnel and U.S. Department of Defense contractors. Additionally, the base provides employment for approximately 100 local and third country nation workers. From publication of Commander, Navy Installations Command.